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Alouette opens Aluminium Logistics Centre at Relance Terminal in Sept-Îles
SEPT-ÎLES, August 21, 2014 — In the presence of a number of North Shore economic leaders, Jean D’Amour, Minister of Transportation and the Implementation of the Maritime Strategy, Pierre Boisvert, Chairman of the Alouette Metal Shipping Committee and representative of the Shareholders’ Committee, André Martel, President and CEO Aluminerie Alouette, and Pierre D. Gagnon, CEO Port of Sept-Îles, cut the ribbon to officially open the Aluminium Logistics Centre, located at the Relance Terminal.   The new building, which includes cutting-edge automated equipment, required a total investment of close to $20 million. It is part of Phase 2 of a project aimed at boosting the capacity of the Relance Terminal. Construction of the Aluminium Logistics Centre was announced in 2010 by Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. Now operational, the 6,400-square-meter building has a storage capacity of 15,000 tonnes of aluminium. Before being shipped to customers over the “Blue Highway,” the metal is stockpiled in the new facility, where it is handled by an automated management system featuring automatic guided vehicles.   According to Pierre Boisvert, “Maximizing modes of use of the maritime seaway to sh... (More)